Age-related Macular Degeneration

Frequently Asked Questions

22. What research is being done?

The National Eye Institute scientists are

  • studying the possibility of transplanting healthy cells into a diseased retina
  • evaluating families with a history of AMD to understand genetic and hereditary factors that may cause the disease
  • looking at certain anti-inflammatory treatments for the wet form of AMD.

This research should provide better ways to detect, treat, and prevent vision loss in people with AMD.